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Giveaway of the day — Data Recovery Standard

Get your lost files backup to life instantly with Tenorshare Data Recovery!
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 463 32 comments

Data Recovery Standard was available as a giveaway on July 18, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard is the powerful data recovery software. It is simple and has flexible recovery options that can help you restore files that have been lost in a variety of ways. Such as accidental deletions, partition changes, viruses and formatted partitions.

It not only recover files from altered partitions and reformatted disks, but can also recover files from mobile phone memory card, camera cards, external hard drive, USB, pen drive, etc. It is compatible with all current Windows operating systems, including a few server versions.


  • Four useful data recovery modes provided: Deleted Recovery, Format Recovery, Partition Recovery and Raw Recovery.
  • Recover deleted files when you inadvertently deleted by commanding “Shift+Delete” or emptying the Recycle Bin.
  • Restore files from formatted or reformatted partition or disks.
  • Backup, restore or recover partition table.
  • Recover photos, music, video and audio files. Nearly 200 file types supported.
  • Data restore for hard disk, external hard drive, memory card, memory stick, USB drive, pen drive, zip drive and more.
  • Preview lost files before recovery.
  • Support FAT12/16/32 and NTFS file system.

System Requirements:

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP (x32/x64), Windows Server 2012/2011/2008/2003/2000; CPU: 800MHZ or above; AM: 512MB or above; 93.4MB of free space for the application





File Size:

12.2 MB



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Reply   |   Comment by Defina  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi, Tim,
Could you mind installing it on the first drive? Please don't install it at the same partition where you want to recover data from.

Tenorshare Co.,Ltd.

Reply   |   Comment by Defina  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi, Lenny,
Could you mind telling us some information about your operating system?
Any error screenshot will be appreciated. You can send email to our support team: support@tenorshare.com

We will be glad to help you!


Tenorshare Co.,Ltd.

Reply   |   Comment by Defina  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Program crashes every time I try to recover the data from a flash drive using the format option.

Reply   |   Comment by Jer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Here's my "Good to see you back, Ashraf!". His 'summary reviews' with a link to the 'full version' are always helpful. My response to Glen & Bingo's comments: The full version of Ashraf's reviews would take up too much space if posted here at GAOTD. I like the fact that I can check out dottech.com link when it's convenient instead of having to read through it right away. Ashraf's GAOTD reviews introduced me to the dottech.com website. It is a great resource. I frequently go there for info on various programs and computer related issues [and it hasn't cost me a cent, but has helped with a buying decision.]. Ashraf is not the only contributors to the site. So,Bingo & Glen, I'm not sure what your beef is?

Also, Ashraf and Giovanni are not competitors with each other, but others on this forum seem to want create a false competition between them? Giovanni frequently gives his input on the dottech.com site. Look today and you'll see what I mean. They both provide valuable input at GAOTD and at dottech.com.
As far as today's giveaway is concerned, I will pass. 1_It doesn't offer a bootable disk ability. 2_I already have several recovery programs that serve me well [giveaways & purchased] 3_I'm running out of 'C' drive space [too many good GAOTDs].

The RECUVA program has already been suggested by others. IMHO it is one of the best freeware DATA recovery programs available. It saved me recently when my external usb 'BACKUP DRIVE' suddenly became a "RAW" petition!! I couldn't read it or access it even though it still had over 200GB free before it went "RAW".
Using RECUVA's 'raw' feature I was able to read the entire hard drive 'file directory tree' and copy all of the files I needed to another usb hard drive. [many of the files were no longer on my primary 'C' drive, because I had moved them off to the backup drive to create more space on 'C'.] Next, I ran 'ChkDsk' on the 'raw' drive. That fixed the problem with the drive and it was once again available with everything intact. Lesson learned: Have more than one backup of your critical data [pictures, music, docs, etc] I decided to leave the 'backup' of my 'backup' on the 2nd usb hard drive. along with an 'image' backup of the original backup drive. [I'm beginning to sound a little compulsive regarding my backups..... :} ]

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

@ #17Bingo, @#20 Glen, et al.

Making money is not a sin, and I'm not a friend, nor supporter of anyone here. I'm here to learn.
Ashraf has to eat, feed his family, and just like you and me, and the rest of the freeloaders of our ilk, he has to pay rent and utilities as well. :-)
So given his knowledge, education and expertise, he is offering detailed information to benefit us and our kind, absolutely for free. GRATIS! and all we have to do is visit his website, but ONLY if we want, which he maintains out-of-pocket.

He's not asking for kudos, nor endorsments, nor subscriptions, nor donations, not even a note of thanks, so we are safe in our anonimity! Aren't we? See?!

From the logical aspect of it, there is no way he could publish his findings and the results of his tests, done for FREE for our benefit I might add, in the format the site of GAOTD is designed to support.
However me bucko, it's our choice to visit Ashraf's website ... or not.

Just like the bunch of you, I know everything as well, but since it doesn't cost me anything, I would never deny Ashraf the benefit of a few "pay-per-clicks" to learn a little more about his point of view. What's wrong with that? eh?

No one should compare Ashraf to Giovanni. Neither could replace the other, and while they compliment each other perfectly, they are different.

Reply   |   Comment by JuanDeLosPalos  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

I gave today's download a go. Not certain too much if it's actually worth it, if having to pay the asking price. That being said, #8 Defina,what about what it may say at the unofficial website? And at #17 & #20 And most times, when you look at his (ashtrash) review, it comes across as just an advertisement or highlight of what has already been said in the description of the product to start, with no definitive real input. It's reminiscence of having to pay a dime to use a public toilet--only if it was with him you would have to use a quarter to get to the TP! only to find out it was empty.

Reply   |   Comment by boozehelps  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Program will not start. Tryed to run Run as Administrator but still the same problem. Windows 7 x64

Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 504ece49
Fault Module Name: StackHash_e98d
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: e98d
Additional Information 2: e98dfca8bcf81bc1740adb135579ad53
Additional Information 3: 6eab
Additional Information 4: 6eabdd9e0dc94904be3b39a1c0583635

Reply   |   Comment by Quazar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Shadow Explorer will let you recover from Windows restore points using the VSS service and it is free

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

No feature to boot from USB or CD. Without this absolutely required basic feature, I find the program useless. The disk drive must be removed, placed in a disk drive dock, and scanned from another computer.

Anyone who has ever done real file recovery (not undelete) knows what I am talking about.

Reply   |   Comment by Sys-eng  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Installed on a secondary drive. Windows 8 x64. Program will not launch. Tried all possible compatibility settings and running as administrator; no luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

If you don't like this software, you can try puran recovery. I deleted some files on my laptop 6 months ago especially videos to my surprise puran recovery recovers the files.

Reply   |   Comment by Petbay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

@20 Glen

Stop making stupid remarks. I have been following Ashraf's comments for several years and they have always been extremely useful, just as Giovanni's and Fubar's. Thank you so much for all the time you spend to help us! Nobody has ever spent a Cent on Ashraf's site to get precious Information. They spend hours and hours of their time to test and evaluate programs and thus help us to save a lot of time and money. Thanks to all those who help evaluate the GAOTD software instead of making negative remarks!

Reply   |   Comment by Laptop57  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

To the developer:

Genuine question: I spent a nontrivial sum of money on Active@ Undelete Enterprise, with which I've had pretty good success. While it costs more than your offerings, it seems to offer both the core features of the Enterprise version along with the bootable CD capabilities of the WinPE version (and costs less than buying both titles).

The core question I have is the most foundational one: Can you provide any empirical data that would indicate that the Tenorshare titles would be superior at actual data recovery operations? Are there any additional features you would cite as providing a better user experience? Will it read hard disks faster or more accurately?



Reply   |   Comment by voyager529  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@Bingo #17
Ashraf only does that to attract people to his website to generate traffic and revenue for himself. He only shows up here to make his so called "reviews" when traffic at his website starts declining. I would much rather read Giovanni's reviews because we know he is doing it to inform us of the program and some possible free alternatives, unlike Ashraf who does it to try and make money and only does it when his site is slowing down.

Reply   |   Comment by glen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Downloaded,installed and registered without any problems. Sadly this load of tosh crashed on first use - Impressed I'm not! Uninstalled and will use one of the free ones recommended by other users.

Reply   |   Comment by lenny  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Unless is portable or installed on an USB drive, there is no way to recover when the drive is installed on crashes.

Reply   |   Comment by Hanck  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Whenever a utility or business related product is listed, many comments seem to point to the descriptions listed for the product and competitors as the final deciding point. That seems to be similar to trusting the specs and company descriptions of driving a car to decide which one to buy. Are the specs and promo information always complete and accurate? Not in my experience! I am always more interested in the comments from people who have tried a car, or the software, and have tried similar products, than a comparison of listed specifications.

Just saying...

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Thanks GAOTD, but 95% data recovery programs just don't do what they claim they do.
I could never recover files completely after accidental deletion!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Z  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Recuva has more options and is free also.

Reply   |   Comment by Hemerie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hmmmmm... I like to visit the product-site when I'm looking deeper into that product. So, I visited tenorshare.com ... I don't know if anybody here uses the extension WOT in their browser but red-flags came up all over the place when I went to tenorshare ... here's what WOT has on it...

So, I'll pass on this free software.

Reply   |   Comment by dfoulkes  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi, everybody. Today's offer isn't relevant for me, but I don't give it a thubs down from that point of view. Please help one another and give a little room for the users, who spends time to comment today's giveaway. I wonder where, all this negative behaviour comes from? We're not speaking and writing English/American all of us, but I'm sure, everybody does their best. Thanks to Ashraf (nice to see you), and a special thanks to our King of freeware, Giovanni for fair reviews. With that little epos, I've say thanks, that you read my point - and maybe gave it a thought. Have a nice summer - with all the best wishes from Denmark. Again, please be fair and positive...

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)


Defina, i ask because the WinPE edition had ALL green checkmarks (can be seen at the screenshot from Ashraf in the review from the Final Verdict link) and i saw it myself on the homepage, on RAID0 & RAID5 too! Instead of silently changing/fixing it on the homepage, saying it was a mistake and has been fixed would be much more worth a kudos from my POV. Anyway, now it makes sense, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by kin0seC  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Looks like a pretty decent data recovery app but PURAN FILE RECOVERY does the same and even more for FREE, since after some tests I carried out recently turned out to be the only FREEWARE out there capable of recovering almost any files previously stored in an USB drive of minesuddenly bacoming RAW due to a technical hardware failure. And unlike this GAOTD, it's even able to show you the recoverability of files.


So I was wondering why this GAOTD costs 30 Bucks and Puran File Recovery 0 bucks...

Moreover, being the crippled version of the main program (by the way, wouldn't it be the time to give us here only the PRO version of whatsover program in order to test it and review it, on behalf of the developer, as a means of advertising and publicity?) this GAOTD also lacks of the ability to create bootable/recovery CD/DVD/USB, meaning if your PC is not able to bootup anymore this GAOTD becomes absolutely useless. According to the developer (see comment above), to have this feature you have to pay even more...but this is not true for Giovanni...LOL!!

* Test Disk Bootable CD & Live CD version:

See also:

* REDO BACKUP AND RECOVERY (==> supports BARE-METAL restore)


My 2 cents......

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+156)

Thanks Ashraf for your input. It's been quite a while before you surface again.

Reply   |   Comment by spacecpt  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi, the WinPE version doesn't support RAID0 & RAID5 recovery, but the Enterprise version support. That's why Enterprise version cost more.
You can check the detailed version comparison in our official website:

Tenorshare Co.,Ltd.

Reply   |   Comment by Defina  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Voted thumbs up from the looks of it, then used it and wished I hadn't. When you try to go back, it crashes. But won't close. Not responding, task manager can't close it, you have to reboot the damn thing to get it off the screen
Yet another company who apparently never heard of Windows 8 or 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

For a person who need to restore a big file, after a deletion, the program Data recovery standad 3.1 is not operational. The sort by column on result is possible, but the filters by name or extension are not possible and there is no path possibilty. The size of the windows is fixe and this is a visual limitation. The time search is fast, but i confirm that i don't recommand that program to restore a big file. Worse, in some Folder(x) there are files ghost, it is a bug. You know, I have find only one program to restore a big file.

Reply   |   Comment by nobug  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)


Hi Defina, can you explain the price differences between the different versions, e.g. WinPE edition has more features than Professional and costs 10 $ less than Enterprise, where the Professional version has less features than the WinPE version and costs the same?

Reply   |   Comment by kin0seC  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

cool! thank you very much! i just want all my lost windows disk data. i'm scanning now! it truly recover some of my photos. it still scanning...

Reply   |   Comment by salang  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-43)

*Recover lost files
*Allows for partition recovery, too
*Can preview files before recovery
*Works on internal/external drives, etc.

*Standard version cannot create bootable/recovery CD/DVD/USB
*Cannot preview all file types

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+100)

Dear Giveaway users,

This is Defina, software engineer from Tenorshare Inc. If you encounter virus alarm from TrendMicro-HouseCall in the process

of installing Tenorshare Data Recovery Standard. Please don’t worry. The alarm was caused by the file named

BootSecRecover.dll in the program. We are promised that the file is clean.It is because TrendMicro-HouseCall antivirus

company had made a false alarm to it. So please feel free to install it.

Enjoy the free Giveaway!

Please feel free to contact us giveaway@tenorshare.com if you have any question.


Tenorshare Co.,Ltd.

Reply   |   Comment by Defina  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+64)
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